Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More Burton Alice in Wonderland Production Art Revealed!

Anyone wondering why Alice in Wonderland is being covered on a horror blog has clearly never read Lewis Carroll's original book. And they most certainly have not seen any of the recent images from Tim Burton's 2010 film adaptation that have been wowing fans on the internet.

And now, I've stumbled across some breathtaking production art for the promising-looking picture, posted on a French blog called The Art of Disney Animation. Judging by all the sweet art on this site, it seems like it's run by someone who actually works at Disney (does anyone in the House of Mouse know about this guy??).

Check it out:

That Rabbit looks like a dressed-up refugee from Watership Down. Which is a good thing. And how about those giant, grotesque Tweedle brothers?

For even more of the production art, in much larger, high-res versions, check out the original site.

The Tuesday Top 10: Creepiest Music Videos

Continuing the musical theme here in the Vault, join me this week as I take a look at the freakiest, eeriest, spookiest music videos ever to creep out our ADHD-addled, MTV generation brains. Enjoy...

10. "School's Out" by Gwar

Ah, Gwar, how I miss you. Gladiator costumes, fishnets, giant mechanical penises ejaculating on the crowd... that was music, kids.

9. "White Wedding" by Billy Idol

Eighties new wave meets Bride of Frankenstein. This one is just plain weird. Honestly, I find myself creeped out by Billy's sneer more than anything else.

8. "Y Control" by The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
A band I truly love, and not one I'd usually expect to creep me out. But they pulled it off, all thanks to that always reliable tool--creepy kids!

Music Videos by VideoCure

7. "Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne

It's Ozzy as Dr. Jekyll--what more do you want???

6. "Dig Up Her Bones" by The Misfits

Everything The Misfits did was scary as hell. And this one's about as good as it gets. Horror-punk at its best. Gotta love the Franky cameo!

5. "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails

A bizarre, demented peak into the mind of Trent Reznor, whom Tori Amos once said "just needs a cup of hot cocoa and a warm blankie." Maybe so Tori, maybe so.

4. "Sober" by Tool

Stop-motion animation hasn't been this scary since the heyday of Ray Harryhausen. Also, points to anyone who can tell me what the eff is going on in this video...

3. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

Duh, no-brainer. I'm not ashamed to admit that this video scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid. With the help of John Landis, the late King of Pop paid homage to zombie cinema with style.

2. "Dragula" by Rob Zombie

Was there any question that this guy was going to go on to become a horror movie director? Watch out for the footage from the 1920 Jekyll & Hyde, recently reviewed here.

1. "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson

Music Videos by VideoCure

The first time I saw it, with no knowledge of who the guy was, this video bored into my soul and filled my heart with icewater. I remember thinking, is this guy even human, or some kind of CG effect? Since then, he's become more of a camp figure, but back then, this clip was the stuff of nightmares.

Only In Japan

Another funny compilation of different strange stuff. Now, we'll go to the Land of the Rising Sun.